Sunday, November 30, 2008

Best random shuffle on your MP3 Player

I don't have much interest in creating play lists on my zune. I like the idea, but never have the energy to make one; so I end up just shuffling all of my music. Every now and again this leads to hilarious combinations of music. I haven't written them down often, but I laughed out loud on this one.

Tool's Faaip de Oiad on Lateralus, followed by The Face of Order on Floater's Glyph.

Some paranoid ex-area51 employee rambling about aliens coming for us, and the lead in to Face of order is "We are not going to harm you, we are here to protect you".

Absolute lol for the day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Do you support the US automakers in theory or in fact?

I was having an discussion(argument) with a coworker about the possibility of a "bailout" for the auto industry. He said that he believes that it is important for the US to have the businesses here, so that the revenue doesn't go overseas and helps fuel our economy. He also drives a BMW, and I asked him if he supported the US automakers in theory or in fact? If he supports them in fact I told him the simple answer is to go buy a new car from them, don't haggle on the price and get your financing through their financing wings. He says I was being a jerk, but truthfully he could not name a vehicle made by a US automaker that he would give up his BMW for; I say that proves my point that they caused their own mess, and I don't support a bailout for them anymore than I supported a bailout for the financial sector.

In short, if you want to see US automakers succeed, then go buy a car from them. Don't ask the rest of us that have voted with our dollars on foreign cars pay for it.

I am glad to see mention in the press on the potential for the new bailout that several Congressional people said getting berated by their constituency for approving the other bailout. I also say that Bush has been letting it be known that they intend to use less than half the money approved by Congress.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wonder why Club Live pulled their prizes

Until recently have been playing Club Live, the prizes where good and I like word games. It looks like the slump may be affecting the "lets buy market share with prizes that are too good for the dumb games these schmucks are playing" train may be over. The current top prizes are t-shirts and hats, even the Frequent Flier miles have been removed. I wonder how long until this division gets the chop? It really makes me wish that Microsoft would have a community page for this, the desperate ones online make it hard to find actual information from the company. I am torn, because I like to play the games, but I hate to waste the effort for crappy prizes.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I love contextual advertising

I was reading this post on Geeks are Sexy blog in Google Reader, a post all about cake, and at the very bottom was a diet advertisement. I personally find that hilarious.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Today's the Day

Go vote, and hopefully we won't have to face 6 weeks of recounts. I guess it all depends on if the sitting president sees his shadow today or not.

Either way, I will be glad to have the 2 years of campaigning over with.